Would he be effected by it even if he is the only creature up or do you have to sacrifice him?
Sure, Elite Inquisitor can be sacrificed, and even must be if it's the only creature the player controls.
Gatekeeper of Malakir's ability targets the player, not the creature. So the Inquisitor's protection won't save him.
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A single dedicated mind can bring about the greatest destruction. That, or goblins - goblins work too.
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